LONDON | Peter Green, guitarist, co-founder of the famous british group Fleetwood Mac, has died at the age of 73 years, announced Saturday the lawyers of his family.
It is turned off “this weekend, peacefully in his sleep,” according to a press release from the law firm Swan Turton.
This guitar virtuoso of blues and rock — whose talent and style very fluid and had impressed B. B. King — had founded Fleetwood Mac with drummer Mick Fleetwood in London in 1967.
Author of songs such as “Albatross” and “Oh Well” that have shaped the band’s style and his worldwide fame, he had also composed ” Black Magic Woman “, immortalized later by Carlos Santana in 1970.
But the same year, mental health problems and addictions had forced him to leave the group and abandon for a time the music.
Peter Green was one of eight members of the group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
The singer Cat Stevens has paid tribute to Peter Green on Twitter, describing it as an “unsung hero” and praising his ” honesty and inventiveness of music “.